About the Transaction
Wood Pro Inc. (“Wood Pro”) (woodproinc.com) is a leading distributor of hardwood flooring and other related flooring products, primarily to the professional markets. The Company serves its diverse customer base of flooring dealers, flooring contractors, general contractors, and consumers utilizing its robust footprint throughout the Northeastern and Southeastern United States, and nationally through its e-commerce division. Wood Pro’s product offering includes a number of premier OEM products, as well as its own proprietary wood flooring brands. Wood Pro Inc. was owned by a consortium of Private Equity and Mezzanine Investors led by Prodos Capital, Graycliff Partners LP, and Pine Street Capital.
The Buyer, Horizon Forest Products, a leader in hardwood flooring distribution, is a subsidiary of Baillie Lumber Co., Inc. (“Baillie”) (baillie.com). Baillie was founded in 1923 and the privately owned company is one of the largest players in the North American hardwood lumber industry. Baillie is a manufacturer and diversified provider of hardwood logs, hardwood lumber, and proprietary grade hardwood lumber products. The acquisition of Wood Pro expands Horizon Forest Products’ geographic footprint to include locations throughout the Eastern United States, making the combined Company one of the largest hardwood distributors in the country.
Paramax served as the exclusive M&A advisor to Wood Pro Inc. on this transaction. Paramax is a FINRA-registered investment banking firm focused on advising companies and shareholders in sell-side M&A transactions to strategic buyers at after-tax optimized prices. Paramax is headquartered in Williamsville, NY with an International reach through its partnership in Globalscope Partners Ltd., a group of international corporate finance and business advisors operating globally to support M&A transactions.